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GOP needs to start leading on health care

Rather than leave health care reform to Democrats, "conservatives should seize the mantle of reform and lead," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wrote. He offered 10 ideas to increase the affordability and quality of health care (nearly all of which have been around for some time). The proposals include voluntary purchasing pools, lawsuit reform, increased transparency and payment reform, electronic medical records, tax-free health savings accounts, rewarding healthy lifestyle choices and requiring coverage of pre-existing conditions. "The public is interested in solutions that will improve America's health-care system, not dismantle it," Jindal wrote. "Republicans can lead on this."

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